IT Leadership in Medicine

The IT doctor is in
Though the University Health Network is a world leader in patient care, it still is subject to many of the ills besetting Canada’s healthcare sector. But CIO Matt Anderson and the UHN IT team are remedying many of them by coming up with a variety of innovative solutions. Read the article by CIO Canada editor David Carey.

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Who is the IT doctor?
University Health Network’s IT ‘doctor’, Matt Anderson, has had a remarkable career. At 28 he became the youngest CIO of a Canadian academic health sciences centre. Now 36, he was recently selected as a member of the Report on Business “Top 40 Under 40”. Here’s a complete “work-up” on Anderson’s career.

IT’s prescription for healthcare
Not only is Matt Anderson, CIO of University Health Network, an innovative IT leader, as described in the August issue of CIO Canada, he is also an accomplished writer. In this article, he describes in detail how UHN is using IT to support the delivery of care and business processes.

Voices – a quiet e-health revolution (Audio file)
It’s exciting times in healthcare in Ontario’s Thames Valley District. Listen to the audio file of CIO Diane Beattie, in conversation with IT World Canada Web Editor Joaquim Menezes, describing the Thames Valley project, with will enable eight hospitals to function collaboratively and share images digitally. The new digital model, Beattie predicted, will be used and replicated both nationally and internationally.

All together now…
Collaboration is what drives the Smart Systems for Health Agency, an organization formed to provide a common IT infrastructure and services to Ontario’s many disparate healthcare providers. It took a medical crisis to help get the job done. And along the way, the agency learned a few lessons of its own about collaboration.

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